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Arizona Desert Flower


Arizona Desert Flower
 
Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Living In: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am full-time working mom of a college graduate, middle schooler and 2nd grader. I LOVE cooking and experimenting. I want to instill the joy and fulfillment of cooking in my girls the way my mother did with me.
My favorite things to cook
Anything my family enjoys. I have found recipes that my little ones and I can do together and ones that my college kid can prepare to awe her friends with. As my kids get older they enjoy being with mom and have decidedly different tastes when it comes to cooking (spicy! sweet! salty! sour!) but we try to find a happy medium.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family makes brigadieros and rouladen for Christmas every year. It's a time when my mother, daughters and I sit around the table, open a bottle of wine and work though the preparation...and the wine. I just wish my grandmother was there to be with us...I have such fond memories of being around the table with her and my mom!
My cooking triumphs
I've finally learned how to make chicken marsala and have some easy to whip up desserts. I'm no longer afraid of making kebabs or shrimp scampi, all due to this website!
My cooking tragedies
I need to work on my pastry skills and on angel food cake. I just can't seem to get my egg whites frothed and stiffly peaked. Still don't like mustard or shrimp creole, now matter how it's prepared/how it's used!
Recipe Reviews 437 reviews
NO YOLKS(R) Chicken Noodle Soup
The entire family loved it! I used leftover grilled chicken breasts from the weekend, which gave a bit of a flavor oomph. Also added some bok choy as it needed to be used up. It was a hit in this house!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2015
Cranberry Sauce with Raspberry Vinegar
A little too much vinegar, but the flavor was outstanding! I used blueberry infused balsamic.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2015
Cranberry Sauce with Raspberry Vinegar
A little too much vinegar, but the flavor was outstanding! I used blueberry infused balsamic.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2015
 
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